Scot and Tom Spooner walked similar paths through their time in the Army. However, both made their marks in their own individual ways. The brothers from Belle Glade, Fla., combine for 38 years of military experience, with 29 of those years spent in special forces. With 48 months of direct combat experience gathered between them, the brothers entered the business world together after their service by instructing tactics and taking executives "from the boardroom to the battlefield."
Passions outside the tactical world led them to succeed in their own individual projects in the areas of corporate leadership and rehabilitation. Being two of the first servicemen to start dialogue on the truth behind Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, the brothers' paths have converged again to spread their message of living a positive lifestyle.
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"Since meeting him in 2013, Scot has been more than a consultant or trainer. He is a close friend who understands what is going on in our company and has helped us move forward in terms of leadership and our human approach. Integrity is his middle name. He is authentic and isn't afraid to show vulnerability. I believe there is no limit for human potential if you are able to break down walls, open your mind, and be free to choose your path. Scot has continued to create clear, simple and effective concepts to help people find paths to unlocking their potential."
Scot joined the Army at 17 years old, first serving in the 82nd airborne division before completing the Army Special Forces Qualification Course and becoming a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group. Scot later served as an instructor at the "Q Course" for three years and went on to serve as a breacher in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. While in Delta, Scot served three deployments in Iraq.
After 17 years of service, Scot left the military to pursue his ambitions in business. In 2013, he started his own consulting company that advises in the area of executive leadership and has been featured as a speaker for numerous leadership conferences throughout the country. He is the proud father of two children, a daughter and a son.
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Soon after joining the Army at the age of 20, Tom served in Saudi Arabia in the Gulf War. After five years in the 82nd airborne division, Tom completed the Army Special Forces Qualification Course and was part of the 7th Special Forces Group. In 2001, he was selected to 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta where he served as an operator in 12 deployments (one in Afghanistan and 11 in Iraq) until 2011.
Since making the transition home, Tom has been a constant leader in the fight against the veteran suicide rate, starting numerous philanthropic organizations. Most recently, he co-founded Warrior's Heart, a resort-style healing center for veterans, active-duty military and first responders suffering from substances abuse and psychological disorders. He resides with his loving wife and two sons.
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"Tom and Scot Spooner are, unquestionably, accomplished Special Operations combat veterans who achieved the pinnacle of their profession before retirement. They are also proven innovators, at the highest level, when it comes to techniques and methods to improve individual and group leadership capabilities in the civilian arena. I engaged Tom and Scot to build an “out of the box”, fresh approach to rapidly building leadership skills of front-line managers. The results…the most creative and effective leadership development experience that I have witnessed in my 40-plus years in Corporate America. They blended the best of Special Ops leadership principles and practices with those of the best of civilian corporate programs. The final product was nothing short of astonishing. The real impact on my front-line managers was immediate and profound. I have seen nothing like it in my entire career. These guys are to be taken very seriously and will, no doubt, go on to change the landscape of leadership development at every level. They are THAT good! And…the unexpected bonus is; they are wonderful human beings who care deeply about their clients and their commitment to “make a difference”.
Scot and Tom kick off the Original Freedom Podcast explaining what exactly Original Freedom means. The brothers hit on several topics that go into freedom, such as COURAGE and AUTHENTICITY.
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